Dutch Public Access to Government Information Act (Woo)
-The Dutch Public Access to Government Information Act (Wet open overheid Woo) will come into force on 1 May 2022.-
The Dutch Public Access to Government Information Act (Wet open overheid, Woo) regulates the right of citizens to receive government information from the government. A new version of this Act entered into force on 1 May 2022.
Anyone can request Maastricht University’s (UM) Executive Board to make government information public, provided that said information has been recorded in documents and UM has these documents at its disposal. Information that is made public following a Woo request becomes, in principle, available for everyone.
How to submit a Woo request
You can submit your Woo request in writing to the following address:
Attn. Juridische zaken o.v.v. Woo-verzoek
6200 MD Maastricht
Alternatively, you can submit your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the following in your request:
- That the request is based on the Woo;
- A description, as detailed as possible, of the government information you wished to receive and the document(s) involved;
- Your name, address (for correspondence), date and signature.